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December 27, 2005

2005 The Year in Tech Law, by Michael Geist

Amazing, candid, interesting, marvelous, startling, and wonderful alpha, beta model for information visualization.

Read a sample, Toronto Star, freely available version:

•D is for the do-not-call list, legislation which the Senate passed just minutes before closing down for the election. Critics expressed skepticism about the bill's effectiveness after lobby groups succeeded in obtaining a broad range of exceptions.
•E is for education and copyright, the source of a heated public relations battle between education groups and copyright collectives. The government had promised a fall public consultation on the issue that never materialized.
•I for Internet telephony and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission May decision that left software-based services such as Skype unregulated, yet determined that incumbent telecommunications providers would be subject to regulatory oversight. Several providers asked the government to review the decision.
•J is for a threatened lawsuit by the Jehovah' s Witnesses' Watch Tower Society against a Toronto-based website owner who posted excerpts of religious texts online. The Society claims copyright and trademark infringement, arguing that the postings were meant to embarrass the Society.
•K is for keystroke logging, an invasive technology that enables employers to track their employees' computer use. In June, Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank established limits on the use of the technology after a library employee filed a complaint.

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